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the benghazi terror attacks that led to four deaths including u.s. ambassador chris stevens gets seriously heated. chris stevens gets seriously heated. details next. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. debate day in america. vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of voters like biden, 44% like ryan. the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of voters say ryan will come out on top while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc news's tracie potts joins us. >>> the pressure is definitely on vice president biden to turn things around. he's got the experience on the debate stage to do so, but as you saw in those numbers, it looks like the public is betting more on paul ryan. ryan took a bit of an excursion yesterday while he was practicing in florida saying that the vice president will probably come at me like a cannonball but that the obama record, as ryan put it, is his akil lee's
conflict. still they are finding new and effective ways to strike. the three u.s. military police officers were on foot patrol in a market with afghan police when the suicide bomber struck. four afghan officers, and six civilians were also killed, and dozens hurt. joint u.s./afghan operations are becoming more common, and so are the risks. on saturday an american soldier and a u.s. civilian contractor were killed by an afghan soldier. the latest in a growing series of insider attacks. despite mounting worries, afghan commandos firing live rounds still train side by side with elite american special forces. >> right here in front of you. >> reporter: you can't stop working with them? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: at this level, joint combat operations are now the rule. americans no longer go it alone. >> i'm very impressed with your training here today. >> reporter: general tony thomas heads all special operations forces in afghanistan. his men rely on their afghan partners. a relationship the taliban hopes to undermine. >> we lost another soldier to a green-on-blue attack. what are we goi
the u.s. east coast. it's expected to bring high winds and heavy rain and even snow to some areas. early this morning sandy slammed into cuba as a strong category 2 hurricane packing winds of 110 miles per hour. this storm is being blamed for two deaths so far, one in jamaica, one in haiti. so nbc's meteorologist bill karins is tracking this powerful hurricane this morning. bill, what can you tell us? >> we're in the middle of an historic event. it has already hit jamaica and it's over the top of cuba. it's going to head up into the bahamas. for the southeastern u.s. it will be a glancing blow as far as florida is concerned. the storm almost 500 miles away from miami. the winds intensified overnight, 110 miles per hour. cuba was hit harder than they were expecting. what's going to happen and where is the storm going? as i mentioned the southeast especially florida, georgia, south carolina area, a glancing blow for you. not a direct impact. large waves and beach erosion, yes, not the winds and heavy rain. by the time we get to sunday, this is the important part here. some of our computers
to be the final resting place of jimm >> the u.s. border patrol agent is dead near the mexican border in arizona. federal officials said the engine was part of a group that came under fire while investigating a center triggered an area used for narcotics trafficking. no suspects have been taken into custody. a big dig for the jimmy hoffa remains turned out to be a big bust. it was in a backyard near detroit and they dug up the concrete floor of a shed acting on a tip. they took soil samples -- samples and took them off and the samples revealed no trace of human remains. still to come, patients who undergo cancer treatment often lose their hair and can take a serious toll on their self esteem. how to get through the tough time. >> what a big range of temperatures right now where we have 70 + up to our north, 80's toward the shore. we will have details on what is causing this and when the rain will be gone. this is a live look at ocean city. 78 in ocean city. >> a snack company issues a recall for its popcorn amid growing concerns of wisteria contamination. the popcorn is voluntarily recalling its
. >>> the war next door, is the obama administration downplaying the danger along the u.s.-mexico border? tonight, an exclusive nbc investigation. >>> and young hero, news about the brave teen that the whole world is pulling for. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, there is every reason to believe the live television audience watching the vp debate tonight will be every bit as large as the last presidential debate, and because that debate was something of a game-changer, as it turned out, the stakes going into tonight are higher for two men from similar backgrounds, who are very different. for starters, this is the broadest age difference of any debate. our poll bottom team is in place tonight, our coverage includes our nbc polling numbers out tonight on this race. we want to begin with nbc's ron mott in danville, kentucky, tonight, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, to you, vice president joe biden will be there at that table, paul ryan the other table. the forward progress is what vp biden hopes to stop in its track. before taking off today, vice president joe biden was in a
to face meeting is in the books now, the post debate is well under way. >>> and dire warning about the u.s. power grid's it could shut down banking and even the flow of water. now there is a new warning about the chance of a massive attack in cyber space. >>> and behind the scenes, a little known chapter of the american crisis, now shown on the screenment and tonight, ben affleck, on why he was drawn to this story. >>> and what got moms talking about how to stay in the picture for their kids. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, the vice president debate is now history, and while all eyes are on next tuesday's presidential debate and the town hall format, we have learned the eyes of over 50 million americans were on last night's event, a crisply moderated event, rowdy at times, tense at times, between the two men who represented the largest age gap of any debate. paul ryan and joe biden were not at the top of the ticket, but the views were instant in both style and substance, we begin with ron mott traveling with the campaign in ohio, good evening, ron. >> reporter: brian, good eveni
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and paul ryan accusing the obama administration not correctly protecting the personnel. >> what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in our barracks, in our marine. we need marines in benghazi when the commander on the ground says we need more forces for security. there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. >> reporter: vice president biden called the deaths a tragedy but he said they did not know ambassador stevens and other personnel on the ground had been asking for more security help. >> we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security. and, by the way, at the time we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. that was the assessment. >> reporter: it was an assessment, but the state department did know. in real time from videos that requests for more security and resources had been made and were turned down. a state department official acknowledged testifying on capital hill only yesterday. there was
alert," u.s. agriculture economists say that reports of a bacon shortage are misleading. there is no threat of a widespread pork shortage, but consumers can expect to pay more for the meat and in the coming months. the recent drought is affecting pig feed costs. the u.s. agriculture department has slashed its forecast for corn output to 10.8 bushels, police since 2006. the expectations set prices of corn to record highs this summer. amazon uncorks a plan to sell wine. executives had no comment for "the wall street journal," but a number of executives at california wineries confirmed the plans. the winery's it would ship bottles directly to customers, with amazon taking a cut and charging the wineries a monthly fee. nearly a year after a fire destroyed the not washington tavern, they are getting ready to reopen. order sestak for -- a sense that four out selling beer and wine at a block party. >> we are excited, because it will bring life back to the village that we've not had for awhile. that part is that one year to the day almost, it is reopening. >> it is scheduled to
. >> the kenyan women brought back to the u.s. to answer charges of abusing a nursing home patient has pled not guilty today. the trial date for anise tussah is no scheduled for december 12. her legend of use of a 90-year- old man was caught on tape, fled to native kenya before she could be brought up on charges. after a five-year search and an extradition process, she was returned to the u.s. last month. the two men convicted of murdering a man outside capt. town center will learn their fate today. prosecutors are talking about life in prison without parole. there to members of the back row of family gang. -- they are two members of the black guerrilla family gain. just before 5:30 p.m. yesterday, police say that a man was walking in and home and was supported leave reproached -- and lose reportedly approached from behind and shot in the torso. today, the community is remembering five people killed yesterday in the early-morning house fire in northeast baltimore. stuffed animals and candles marked the entrance of the home were the four children and their grandmother were killed. nine famil
that was responsible for leaving this system and sending it back at the u.s. is still sitting there. we have another day or two until we can get rid of the storm. the concern this morning is that everyone without power, temperatures in the 40s. very cold. snow is winding down. only a little more is expected. people without power, a chilly morning for you. that's a look at your forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. well, on this halloween, many areas of the country will actually see beautiful weather. it's unfortunate the areas near sandy, great lakes, ohio valley still have to deal with the cloudsnd and occasional showers. i'll have the complete halloween forecast later. >>> bill, thanks so much. >>> also coming up, the presidential election is less than 140 hours away and sandy could end up being the major factor in choosing our next president. >>> plus, years of medical research at one of the nation's top colleges destroyed by sandy. much more ahead this morning on "early today." >>> welcome back. election day is now less than 140 hours away, but right now for millions of
for speed. driving 85 miles per hour in the u.s. starting today. it's perfect legal. u.s. starting today. it's perfect legal. we'll tell you where. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> well, good morning. i'm lynn berry. the romney campaign could be waking up to a brand new political headache as yet another republican candidate makes explosive comments about rape two months after the controversy over todd akin's legitimate rape remark. this time it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdock and his opponents were asked about abortion when murdock said this. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i just -- i struggled with it myself for a long time, but i came to realize life is that gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> and after the debate murdock told a news conference he was only trying to explain his view that god creates life. >> does that -- are yo
murderer known as the squirrel busted. north carolina's threat to main land u.s.a. and why your refrigerator is bigger than ever before. >>> plus, shocking news from illusionist david blaine after his latest endurance stunt. you're watching "early today." >>> i'm lynn berry and right now an neuron ul warning from north carolina which says its missiles are capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. an apparent reaction to south korea warning to strengthen its own program. >>> he's known as the skirl. mexican authorities say salvador escobeo is a key lieutenant behind the killing of david hartley who was jet skiing on a border lake. his founder may have been killed sunday in what would be a major victory for the president. >>> for the first time, less than half americans do not consider themselves protestant. 48%. a pew research study finds many ochting out of religion. one in five say they are nothing in particular, agnostic or atheist. an 8% jump since 1990. >>> the mars curiosity rover has been digging up soil sampleless. now nasa wants to find out if a bright object found on the g
voting in key swing states, including virginia and ohio. no u.s. presidential election has ever been delayed or cancelled in our nation's history, but congress has the authority to do so. there's also been concern that the storm could delay friday's release of october unemployment numbers. the last jobs report before the election. as of this morning the labor department says it does intend to have those numbers available friday. meantime, both president obama and mitt romney have put their campaign trips on hold because of the storm and the need to deal with this aftermath. >>> a deadly school bus accident in northern kentucky monday afternoon, two pre-schoolers were killed when their bus overturned and slammed into a tree. four other children were taken to local hospitals. the bus driver escaped without being harm. the cause of this crash is still under investigation. >>> a shuffle for apple executives after some embarrassing software glitches and retail staff cuts. software chief scott forestall will be leaving next year. the reason, reported lit glitches in apple maps which gave u
last night we reported the possibility that they were looking at the possibility that the u.s. border agent killed there may have been the victim of friendly fire. tonight there is more, more at the border patrol station in bisbee station there. good evening. >> reporter: and good evening, sources tell nbc news they expected an announcement soon that federal investigators do believe the shooting was a case of friendly fire. agents from this border patrol station shooting each other accidentally. agent nicholas ivy was shot tuesday, while investigating a possible illegal crossing near arizona. two other agents were on scene, and one of them was wounded when shooting broke out. today, homeland security secretary was there to meet agent ivy's family and to be briefed on the investigation. sources say they couldn't find evidence of any other people involved at the shooting scene, and that the ballistics are consistent with friendly fire. >> mark potter in bisbee, arizona, thank you. >>> and again, we told you last night we have an out of control situation. gasoline prices have been rocket
. >>> and late news about u.s. border patrol agent killed earlier this week along the arizona-m arizona-mexico border. nbc's mark potter is in sierra vista where he liveded with his family. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. federal investigators tell nbc news that based on evidence they've found so far, they are looking into whether this shooting may have been a friendly fire incident. agents shooting at each other. he was shot and killed early tuesday morning while responding to desert sensors that track illegal movement across the border. two other agents were with him. one was wounded. they had reported being fired upon earlier. officials blamed the shootings on armed criminals and mexican authorities say they have made two arrests relalted to the case. while u.s. investigators say they have reached no conclusions and still have a lot of work to do, they cannot rule out the possibility this was a friendly fire. >> mark, thanks. >>> overseas this evening, we've learned that after weeks of waiting for access, the fbi has now come and gone from benghazi in the last
with a death of the 2,000th u.s. service member. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel has the details. >> reporter: there has been another insider attack, the so called green on blue attack, when afghan troops attack and kill their american partners. so far, this year, these kind of attacks have led to at least 20% of american combat deaths in afghanistan. a group of american soldiers were manning a check point, a vehicle control point, when they were approached by two afghan troops. the afghan soldiers walked up to the americans, they exchanged a few words with them. it's not exactly sure what was said between the american soldiers and the afghan soldiers. but then one of the afghan soldiers pulled out a weapon, opened fire, killed an american soldier, killed an american contractor, and then other american soldiers in that area responded, killing at least three afghan soldiers. richard engel, nbc news, kabul, afghanistan. >>> on this first monday in october, the u.s. supreme court begins its new term today. six of the nine justices attended the annual red mass to pray for
. >>> ryan moore in washington. thanks. >>> the candidates for the u.s. senate seat in massachusetts, scott brown and elizabeth warren, debated for the second time last night. the two were combative as they staked out opposite issues from jobs and bringing troops home. david gregory from "meet the press" as moderator, they clashed over brown's claim of partisan independence. >> if he's re-elected, that increases the odds that the republicans will control the senate and that he can block president obama's agenda. >> if you're going to comment on my record, i would at least have you refer to it -- >> can we just -- >> exme. >> i'm he not a student in your classroom. please let me respond. thank you. >> recent polls before the debate show elizabeth warren with a small lead over scott brown. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. joyriding may land one philadelphia child in jail. police are preparing to charge the 10-year-old with auto theft. surveillance video shows the young driver crashing the stolen van right into parked cars there. he did attemp
that he thought the u.s. had made a few mistakes in dealing with the world. many consider it a matter of diplomacy and nuance. romney points to several examples including when president obama said in 2009 that, quote, america has shown some arrogance and been dismissive, even deris sieve. romney claims that shows weakness which is harmful to the u.s. place in the world. >> governor romney has charged repeatedly that the president hasn't been as close a friend or ally as he could or should be. let's take a look at this. >> and i think that when the president said he was going to create daylight between ourselves and israel, that they noticed that as well. all of these things suggested, i think, to the iranian mullahs, hey, we can keep pushing along here, we can keep talks going on but we're just going to keep on spinning centrifuges. >> there's never been any proof that the president said that. the only source is an article in the washington post by scott wilson who wrote that the president said this in a meeting with the leaders of many jewish organizations. >> that was nbc's andrea m
of former u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens speaks out. what caused a u.s. nuclear sub to collide with one of our destroyers? your early morning headlines are straight ahead. >>> from land to water with a push of a button. guess what. you may actually be able to afford james bond's latest gadget. you're watching "early today." >>> wcome back to "early today." i'm veronica de la cruz. the pakistani teenage girl shot in the head by the taliban last week for promoting education for girls and criticizing the group in a blog is being flown to great britain this morning. doctors believe malala yousafzai will need prolonged care as she recovers. >>> tomorrow, vice president joe biden will attend the funeral of former pennsylvania senator arlen specter, who died sunday from complications of nonhodge kins lymphoma at the age of 82. the two were close and often traveled on amtrak together when they were senators. >>> the pentagon is investigating what caused the collision of a nuclear sub and a naval cruiser during a training exercise off the east coast this weekend. no one was injured and
defects in windows. nearly 2.5 million in the u.s. >>> the u.s. is suing wells fargo for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for what it claims is more than a decade's worth of mortgage fraud. >>> well, jack welch. the former head of general electric, a partial partner to this network, will no longer contribute to reuters. the tweet suggested the white house manipulated jobs numbers for political gain. >>> a doggy day care outside of chicago has stepped in it so to speak with the nation's biggest coffee chain. starbucks is asking star barks to change its name and logo to avoid any customer confusion. >>> a new study out of denmark finds that the more expensive running shoes do not prevent injuries or make you run faster. >>> and it's that time of year again. the nieman marcus 2012 christmas catalog is out and it is complete with all the outlandish gifts like his and her diamond studded watches for a cool $1.1 million. bill, that's our christmas gift to each other. >>> coming up, san francisco stays alive, a bountygate update and the space jump will have to wait. >>> plus, t
august. >> reports indicated it was getting worse. >> five agents protected the u.s. compound. >> the resources provided -- that is why i asked for the resources. >> charlene lamb said "no." >> we had the correct number of assets at the time of 9/11 for what was agreed upon. >> saying you had the right number -- and people are in the hospital. it took moments to breach the facility, doesn't ring true. >> the state department says two u.s. compounds were hit that night, that killed navy seals trying to save the ambassador. >> the white house denied a cover-up and say the investigation continues. wbal tv 11 news. >> this time tomorrow we will hear from the only untested debater, as paul ryan goes head to head with paul ryan. >> and one of the biggest issues is focused on meat. we explain. >> 11 news learned the >> 11 news learned the department of it's heavy lifting. you start with a democratic senator named ben. by getting bwi-marshall funding for new runways, he's helping us serve 21 million passengers a year, which helps keep 100,000 jobs that depend on the airport, and that
is not that irrational. >> so many cross currents and headwinds. in your view, is the the u.s. the best house in a bad neighborhood right now? what should toward be doing right now in your view. >> one should not panic. i would take money out of the bond portfolios and allocate in to equities and perhaps cyclical names and move away from the players that are rich. the u.s. is the best house in a bad neighborhood. the u.s. has done well and grown even if the world economy is soft as it is now. exports are a low share of gdp. if we can get some spark and resolution of the election and the cliff we will do that. companies are in a position to spend and consumers need to buy things they haven't spent much on the last few years. the outlook is good. you should be allocated heavily toward equities. >> always good to see you. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, bill. my pleasure. >> now back to maria with the rest of the program. >> thank you so much, bill. >>> up next on the "wall street journal report," inside the obama white house during the biggest financial crisis in decades. celebrated reporter bob
, and national elections. >>> they had fought for years to fight extradition. now four suspects are in u.s. courts. how they answered the charges against them. he was convicted of stealing the pope's private papers and linking them to a journalist. why he may not spend any time in prison, next. prison, next. >>> an extremist clear-cut and four other suspect appeared in court today hours after they were brought for into the u.s. to face trial. the preacher did not enter replete of charges he conspired to set up a terrorist training camp and at oregon and abducted 16 hostages. four other men pled not guilty. >>> the vatican says that the former butler of pope benedict is expected to get a papal apartment after stealing the pope's private documents and linking them to a journalist. he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. he said he did because he felt that the pope was not been informed of what was going on in the vatican and that exposing them publicly would put the church on the right track. >> i would not say anybody in the vatican is happy about this. it is a sad chapter, but it appears
to take the car at this point. >> car sales are one of the troop bright spots in the struggling u.s. economy. -- true bright spots in the struggling u.s. economy. compacts are popular. >> when gas prices go up, so do economy car sales. >> vw has watched its sales skyrocket over the past year. one reason? the turbo diesel. >> $3, $4 a gallon -- people have a tendency to want to go for a car that gives them better mpg. >> will -- cold sweat and says their september sales are the best -- volkswagen says their september sales are the best they have had since 1972. beetle looksat' different from this 1. >> shoppers are finally letting go of 10-year-old cars. is now a good time to shop? >> you are closing of the 2012 model. there is great incentive on last year's models. we have the 2013 models your. you can get the vehicle you want. -- we have the 2013 models here. >> now your insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> we started off with temperatures in the 60's. it was just a couple days ago, we had a freeze advisory. in that respect, it has been ok today. a little br
to question obama's handling of the violence at the consulate in libya. >> need to assure officials in the u.s. government that they will have proper security. they did not have proper security. >> so on the agenda, iran's nuclear program and israel. both will mention how their policies overseas will the nearly benefit the economy at home. more americans are expressing optimism about the economy, which could help president obama. that said, governor romney still leads obama when it comes to improving the economy. >> coming up, a shooting rampage inside a salon in wisconsin. the latest on the domestic dispute turned deadly. but first, the latest in a long fall from grace. why lance armstrong's name has been slashed from the record books. experts in aroma. they're the world championship cheese judges. [ air horn blowing ] and while they might seem kind of odd to you -- like this guy -- we just love them. and at the 2012 championship, they awarded cracker barrel gold for cheddar for its rich, full flavor. thanks cheese geniuses. cracker barrel. it's cheddar, perfected. >> investigators and a grie
was briefed on this latest incident. today syria, according to the u.s. and nato, attacked turkey, which is, of course, a nato ally and a strong u.s. ally across the border with mortar fire killing reportedly five civilians in a residential area near the border. turkey then retaliated. tonight there was an emergency meeting in brussels. the nato ministers condemning syria for this attack. and also the president, the white house issued a statement from the national security council, hillary clinton spoke to the turkish foreign minister and said the u.s. will support turkey in this. all are condemning syria and holding syria to account. this as also more trouble for the administration with benghazi. the hill is now asking for answers. they want a hearing next week. hillary clinton said today that no one wants to know more than she and the president what happened in benghazi, but we've confirmed that the fbi has not been able to get on the ground because of continuing security concerns, and at this point, more documents, secret and sensitive documents like this one, are still at large in that
. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >> welcome back. a live picture of downtown baltimore. low 40's in the suburbs. the rain will stick around today. we had anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of rain yesterday. if you have a small creek or stream, it will most likely be running fall. the remnants of senate are drifting through western maryland. i think the snow is the bigger story today. over a foot of snow in some places in far western maryland. that is pretty impressive. most of garrett county is without power. they have wind gusts over 40 miles per hour and it is snowing. we could see a snowflake around baltimore, especially tonight. now it feels like winter. 43 at the airport. the wind
of non hodgkin's lymphoma. >> a warning tonight from u.s. customs agents. but they have uncovered a shipment of halloween costumes with more than 40 times the acceptable level of lead. >> one company is making sure a disabled teacher can enjoy her years in peace and on her own. >> coming up at 6:00, debate round 2 for president barack obama and republican mitt romney. find out what is at stake in a commitment 2012 report. some shifting within the baltimore city school system. many teachers may be asked to pack up their things and move to pack up their things and move to different x emergency crews in new york spent the night trying to reopen the highway near vermont after a rock slide that blocked all vehicle access. how we crews had to bring in heavy equipment to remove all the debris. no one was injured in the incident. remember that huge eyeball that washed up in florida last week? it turns out it may have belonged to a sword fish. the agency says experts made the determination based on the size, color, and structure of the eyeball. they suggest an angler may have cut the eyeba
a sudden and strong attack took the lives of our u.s. ambassador, and at the american consulate there, along with three other americans our report tonight from our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: sparking the confrontation, the two security offices from the consulate who said the requests were either turned down or ignored. >> we were fighting a losing battle. we couldn't even keep away we had. were not allowed to keep what we had. >> it was very clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of the incident. >> reporter: republicans accused them of lying regarding the protests over an anti-muslim video. >> there was no protest, and cameras reveal that. >> this was never about a video's it was never spontaneous, it was terror, i want to know why we were lied to. >> reporter: this after the comments from susan rice, days after the attack. >> the current assessment, what happened in benghazi, was initially a spontaneous reaction to what happened in cairo. >> reporter: in fact, they acknowledged there never was a protest, always quiet unti
. romney is claiming that biden get to a cover-up about the murder of the u.s. ambassador and three others in libya. we of our commitment to a thousand of them date from cincinnati tonight. hi, steve. >> good evening from cincinnati, ohio. in a keyboard or roasted, this is a great place to eat and a great place to gauge the effect of last night's debate. the election could hinge on hamilton county, ohio. this is a local lunch favorite, but they are switching between parties. republicans are relieved today. >> last night's debate? >> congressman ryan held his own. >> i will vote for obama. period. last night just convinced me. >> paul ryan was up beat this morning. >> job growth in september was lower than august. "joe biden smiled a lot. some say condescendingly. >> 5.2 million new private- sector jobs. >> he denied they covered up an al qaeda attack. >> the intelligence committee told us that. as they learn more fact, they changed their assessment. >> president obama was pleased. >> i could not be more proud. >> ronny charged today that he doubled down on the nile when he said, "we were n
, and last month's terrorist attack in libya, that left four americans, including the u.s. ambassador, dead. >> it is our responsibility, and the responsibility of the president to use his greatest power to shape history, not to lead from behind. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick with a rebut all, they talked about specifics. >> now i'm a professor, he gave absolutely no specifics. >> reporter: in california today, president obama appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever national monument to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader, caesar chavez. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night. >> my understanding, it was an incredible show. and everybody here is an incredible professional, such great friends, and they just performed flawlessly night after night, and i can't always say the same. >> reporter: in today's speech, mitt romney also appeared to try to take away from the president's signature success overseas, as to the death of osama bin laden. he
of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. caterpillar missed revenues and dupont fell short and said it would cut 1500 jobs. 3m met kpapt tigss and boeing and proctor & gamble beat expectations. among technology and internet companies, facebook and dwra hao beat expectations but facebook and disappointed. the ipad mini is lighter than the full size ipad and 7.9 inches and $329. two product launches for microsoft introducing windows 8 than tablet, the surface which retails for $499. it's been anything bau strong earnings season so far. have companies squeezed all of the profits they can from the revenues get? and what affect will the elections have on the market? joining me is bob doll from black rock. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, maria. >> let's talk about earnings. we have seen
that significant. contrast that news with the news from last night with the report. ♪ hallelujah >> u.s. based furniture maker makes bed springs that i'm sure at some point pondered going full bore into europe or latin america. i'm sure a whipper snapper said we have to make it more in the bed spring market. guess what? the good old u.s. made these guys important. not because the stocks are going down, this one will be a jumper when the market opens tomorrow. it has been two weeks since the earnings seasons started for the banks. the mortgage business, us bank corp and i'm not banking away. wells far go. they're having so much business. i think it may have dinged their profit margin. hiring people to meet that demand. talk about a high quality program. how could housing be this strong in light of all of the markets since the economy got so weak? tick down the positives. lower prices and lower taxes and valuations going down. of course super low mortgage rates. and then moving them into new houses where the jobs are. it doesn't hurt that they are buying homes from banks and putting money into t
it big today, dow sliding 27 points, s&p giving up .35%. nasdaq losing 6.3%. that something is that the u.s. has become important again. there are plenty of days where we can come in here and note that our s&p futures are down big because spain has a problem or china's economic growth is slowed. we can keep pondering what happens if the haves and the have not nations of europe. we can sweat the program of every single disapointing piece of chinese data. or we can recognize that the united states is starting to become the more dominant market on the earth. today is the perfect example. we woke up to news that once again, some data point from china showed a further decline and that clearly faltered the economy. then that negativity was tossed to europe. will spain take the bailout or not? it's the european spinoff of deal or no deal. by the time we get to our market, i saw this morning at 4:00 a.m., we were looking down substantially. eight of us on world bank survey. i have to admit that when i heard the litany, my first reaction was, oh, here we go again. get ready to baton down the hatches
. a u.s. olympic speed skater admits to tampering with a rival's skate before a big competition and he says he did it against his will. he'll explain why in an exclusive interview. >>> and are they back together? new signs of chris brown and rihanna dating again, despite their violent history, and it has some people wondering what she's thinking. today's saturday, october 6th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolf, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. >> it's good to have you back from afghanistan. safe and sound. >> good to be back. >> and you're back into the thick of politics here in this country as well. >> it feels like this presidential race has been going on for so long now, but one month from today, voters nationwide will head to the polls and that's it. >> they say it's been -- after a rough debate, a little good news for president obama. unemployment fell to its lowest level since he took office. >>> we're going to look at what's driving the higher prices. >> a story o
on the death of u.s. senator george mcgovern. he passed away a few hours ago reportedly from natural causes at a hospice in sioux falls, south dakota, surround ed by hi family and lifelong friends. he was 90 years old. in the 1960s mcgovern was known for his opposition to the growing u.s. involvement in the vietnam war. in 1972 the proud liberal lost the presidential election to richard nixon in the second biggest landslide in american political history. again, u.s. senator george mcgovern has died at age 90. >>> the white house says it's willing to talk to iran about its nuclear ambitions but that there's no deals right now. nbc's mike viqueira has more from the white house. mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. and as of this morning, courtney, both sides, the united states and the iranian government, are denying a report in "the new york times" that they have agreed to sit down one-on-one after the u.s. elections and discuss iran's nuclear program. of course that program has been a source of tension not only to the united states and iran and the rest of the world and iran
, wyoming was a state. >> wyoming was way out front on this issue. the u.s. government didn't give women the right to vote for another half-century. with "flag facts," i'm alexa. >> some people are hard workers. some are not. new research might explain one reason why. it depends on what you focus on. hard workers concentrate on the goal, but people who shirk their work tend to zero in on all the effort it is going to take to get the task done. so here's the secret to success -- always keep your eyes on the prize. >> a lot of us would like to help make the world a better place. you can get involved with existing service projects, or you can start one of your own. brandon has the story of two teens who did just that. >> is it all right if i play this piece? [ cheers and applause ] all right. >> jourdan urbach reaches out with music. he brings his talent as a violinist to children in hospitals. [ mid-tempo music plays ] [ crowd cheering ] neha gupta reaches out with books. at 16, she has already spent several years helping orphaned children in india. jourdan and neha are recent winners of t
bucks. plus, u.s. soccer heads for the final round of the world cup qualifying. your sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> lynn, you know i'm not comfortable talking about my incompetent credible wealth on tv. your forecast is coming up. a little active in the middle of the nation. you're watching "early today." >>> in sports, first we head to detroit for the a.l. championship series. the tigers delmon young hit a solo homer. miguel cabrera had a double. they pitched shutout ball through the eight wink. the 2-4 win maids it sudden death. >>> eagles head coach andy reid fired the defensive coordinator marking the first time reed has dismissed a coach. >>> in hockey, the nhl's latest proposal to the players proposal is highlighted by a 50-50 split in hockey related revenue and a full 82 game season starting november 2nd. let's go to soccer now. clint dempsey had two goals for a 3-1 u.s. team victory over guatemala. and finally, get this, a gallon of barbecue sauce intended for use on mcdonald's mcjordan sandwich in 1992, remember those, well, it sold for nearly $10,000 on ebay. the s
and waits as long as five hours in some places. was it the threat of sandy, the image of a u.s. president voting early? we don't know. what we do know is that this was the scene at the early-voting center in ran dalstown. as you can see the line extended around the center as people waited for hours on this first day of early voting. things were just as hectic in the early voting center in southwest baltimore. very long lines are anticipated tomorrow, too, where you can vote early at 46 locations across the state. one election official is quoted as saying it is the voter's equivalent of stocking up at the grocery store before the storm hits. >> it's such a wonderful thing for people to be able to come out on a saturday and be able to vote. a lot of people are working all week and now they have an opportunity to avoid the rush, and sometimes inconvenience of election day, to be able to vote at their convenience. >> ok. now despite some rumors, the polls will be open until 8:00 tonight and 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. through november 1, except tomorrow, when they will be open from noon to 6
in the u.s. if you do business you need to give information. they have not done that. >> that is why he joined mike rogers to urge american businesses to steer clear. they believe if those companies get contracts, hackers or saboteurs could access critical information. >> the critic -- the public is not aware of how serious these attacks are. they could attack a major bank or a stock market. >> imagine not having access to your bank account. imagine hospitals having fluctuating power systems. >> an economist agrees but he cautions it will cost more to telecom work around the two chinese mega-corporations. >> we might be paying more for the work if it had not been done by a chinese firm. we want security but i would suspect many will want to pay the lower monthly bill. >> paying more will protect americans from the staggering losses hackers can exact. >> we have lost over $300 billion of trade secrets. we have had hackers, mostly china stealing information from our countries and getting trade secrets and losing jobs. >> their last reports denied any control by the chinese garment. a spok
gray, nbc news. >>> waiting, indeed. bill karins is tracking sandy as it heads towards the u.s. bill, what's the latest? >> in the last 24 hours, lynn, the forecast for northern new england has improved. this is the forecast from the national hurricane center. paralleling the coast over the next two days and then taking it sunday into monday towards the northern mid-atlantic and the northeast. let me get in a little closer on the cone of uncertainty. the cone goes from providence, new york city, delaware, maryland, virginia and all through the chesapeake area. again, don't focus on the center line, not yet. wait until we get over the weekend, a little closer to see where the direct landfall is going to be. computer models connecticut landfall and as far south as maryland, delaware and maybe even virginia landfall. the cluster in the middle would be somewhere here into the new jersey area. here's how one of our computer sees it. the center line where we're watching the center of the storm and begins to track towards the coast, a landfall in jersey. the bottom line with this storm, if
, you will be arrested. >> an active duty member of the u.s. navy was shot and killed last night in south baltimore. family members say he and his brother were unloading groceries for their grandmother at the time. according to police, two men approached the brothers and one of the suspects opened fire before escaping in a dark vehicle. there is no motive or suspects at this time. alonzo was described as the smart one in the family and they are understandably heartbroken. >> he made it out of the hood, did something good, and came back to the united states for this. he did not deserve any of this at all. >> police urge anyone with information about this crime to call the homicide unit. metro crimestoppers is offering a $2,000 reward. >> some leaders in the jewish community are pushing for voters to back question 6, the same sex marriage law. rabbis and other prominent figures in the hebrew congregation talk about the importance of ethics and morals, which mandate that everyone be treated fairly under the law. >> when two people choose to marry because they are gay or straight, th
passport and visa to the country they're traveling is all they need. >>> the u.s. supreme court is going to decide whether you need new proof to vote. they're expected to render a decision by june. >>> here's a look at stories making news in virginia. we are going to begin with a vicious beating. new york police officers battered a homeless man for several minutes after he refused to leave a synagogue outreach center. community leaders are outraged because the man had permission to be there. police officials issued a statement saying force was only used after a man refused to leave a woman's section of the facility. >>> the spotlight on a prostitution case in maine just got a little bit bigger. police have now released the names of 21 people allegedly connected to a brothel run out of a zumba studio. more than 100 men are believed to be on the exercise instructor's list. alexis wright is charged with over 100 counts of prostitution and other charges. >>> a couple of tennessee scuba divers scared up some halloween spirit. they did their best to car of jack could he lanterns under water. i
] >> every 10 minutes, someone in the u.s. is rushed to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction. what's more, food allergies are becoming more common. peanut allergies alone have tripled since our parents were kids. >> i have a friend who's allergic to almonds. >> my friends are allergic to nuts, berries, and milk. >> my best friend is allergic to peanuts. >> one of my friends, she's allergic to peanuts. [ mid-tempo piano music playing ] >> unfortunately, many people don't realize just how serious food allergies can be. heather had to educate her friends and classmates and even a teacher who was using peanut candy for a science lesson. >> and she said, "how allergic are you?" i said, "i can't be in the room if we're doing this experiment." and she dismissed me from class, and that prevented my learning. some teachers, you know, really help me out, and some teachers don't understand it. >> heather spoke about her condition at a conference in washington, d.c. she was invited by f.a.a.n., the food allergy and anaphylaxis network. >> it was really interesting 'cause i've never been
is expected to be one of the costliest natural disasters in u.s. history, with estimates into the tens of billions of dollars. >> dangerous conditions remain up and down the east coast. the storm is still causing big headaches. the death toll has now reached it -- 50. the new york stock exchange will reopen for regular trading tomorrow after being shut down for two days because of santee. here in maryland, two people have died as a result of the storm. there was a report of a potential third death in print charges county, but officials now say that deadly car accident does not appear to be storm related. there are blizzard conditions in the western part of the state. tomorrow governor martin o'malley will tour one of the hardest-hit areas. team coverage of sandy's aftermath tonight with important information involving insurance claims. plus updated weather conditions. we began as sheldon dutes with more on tidal flooding. >> we are in fells point in this area has been prone to flooding, but we have not seen any that flooding tonight. we drove around all parts of fells point that are pr
the -- on the u.s. consulate in libya. with romney and the president dealt a leadership test. the that accused mitt romney of playing politics in the wake of the attack. -- the president accused mitt romney of trying politics in the wake of the attack. >> the debate has been scheduled with five candidates in the maryland senate race. is to do for public affairs and civic engagement -- the [unintelligible] for public affairs and civic engagement. they have all agreed to participate. the will all take part. >> for someone who is no stranger to presidential debates senses -- spent his evening in baltimore. president bill clinton spoke to a black audience -- a packed audience. >> the former president spoke to a sold-out crowd of more than two dozen people here at the meyerhof. topic touched on everything from global to domestic issues. no news crews were allowed inside the meyerhof for the event but our cameras were rolling as bill clinton entered the building from a loading dock entrance. the former u.s. president was in town for the baltimore speaker's serious, which features leaders in the arts
carrier. the u.s.s. intrepid was often one of those carriers. to be perfectly accurate, while the enterprise flew missions, they were all within earth's atmosphere, so enterprise never actually went into space, but it blazed a trail for all other shuttles to follow. >> and enterprise was used for some very important tests at the beginning of the shuttle program, and one of the things that enterprise did was test the space shuttle's ability to land in the earth's atmosphere. >> and that launched a space program that lasted 30 years. shuttles like the enterprise flew 134 missions. the crews conducted experiments and brought supplies to the international space station. >> i think it would be pretty sweet to travel to space. >> when the shuttle program ended in 2011, a new kind of space race began. cities across america competed for the retired shuttles. the shuttle atlantis went to the kennedy space center in florida, los angeles won the endeavour, the shuttle discovery is now on display in washington, d.c., and the enterprise traveled in grand style to new york city. how did it
, right? >> in the u.s., the vast majority of spiders are not dangerous to humans. >> so if we're bitten by a harmless spider, do we need to apply first aid? >> yes, wash that spider bite with soap and water two or three times a day until it heals. also, you can apply a cold compress, which is basically just an ice pack. just make sure that there is a piece of cloth between your skin and the ice. >> what spiders are dangerous? >> hmm. there's two of main concern. first is the black widow. it's identified by this red hourglass, but it's on the underside of its body. the second is the brown recluse, which also has a marking on its back in the shape of a violin. if you think you've been stung by either of these spiders, call 911. >> you know, the more i learn about spiders, the more i'm convinced that they're just little, ugly, disgusting creatures. ugh! for "teen kids news," i'm emily. >> to mark our 10th year on tv, each week we take a look back at one of the stories we've covered. [ classical music plays ] >> when ballet first began, the performers were all men. eventually, the number of
his apartment. he came to the u.s. in january from bangladesh. >>> the suspect was here on a student visa. we have also learned a man believed to be a co-con spiritor was arrested in san diego on wednesday on unrelated charges. >>> to politics, the candidates and their running mates wasted no time firing back on some of the fiery rhetoric. one of the hottest topics, women. >> when governor romney's asked a direct question about equal pay he started talking about binders. oh, the idea he had to go and ask where a qualified woman was, he should have come to my house. he didn't need a binder. >> i've got to tell you, we don't have to collect a bun of of binders to find a bunch of qualified women. >> this president has failed women. they've suffered in terms of getting jobs, they've suffered in terms of falling into poverty. >> the president and governor romney also traded jabs on one another's future plans. >> governor romney says he has a plan to create 12 million new jobs in the next four years. the washington post called it a bait and switch. >> i think it's interesting that the pres
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